LOT outlines strategy for coming years, major fleet expansion and product refresh   


On October 5, 2023, LOT’s CEO Michał Fijoł, outlined the airline’s strategy for the period from 2024 to 2028 at a media presentation in Warsaw. 

Poland’s national airline aims to expand its fleet by 50%, from the current 70 aircraft to 110 in 2028, new cabin interiors will also be rolled out on the Boeing 787-8 fleet, with internet connectivity introduced onboard long-haul aircraft. 

The first of the new cabins will be rolled out in 2026, with the rest of the fleet being upgraded progressively as the airline prepares to mark its centenary, in 2029

RECARO Aircraft Seating, Safran Passenger Innovations, Viasat and Tangerine, a London-based design studio, are working with LOT in this product refresh, which, according to sources at the airline, is inspired by the Polish landscape, with copper hues alluding to the Polish sun, while tones of blue reflect the airline’s own identity and heritage. 

In addition to fitting RECARO seats across all service classes, LOT will also update the business class layout to 1-2-1, providing all passengers direct aisle access, much in line with current industry practice when it comes to premium cabins. 

LOT also plans to launch 20 new destinations, expanding both its short and long-haul networks and the refurbishment of its lounges at several of the airports it serves, including its flagship Polonez Business Lounge at Warsaw Chopin international airport (WAW) and the opening of a new lounge at Chicago O’Hare (ORD). 

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